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English

Etymology

The origin is Middle High German and Old High German swintiln, frequentative of swintan (Schwindler), compare with German schwindeln de(de).

Verb

Infinitive
to swindle

Third person singular
swindl

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to swindle (third-person singular simple present swindl, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) to defraud (someone)
    The two men swindled the company out of $160,000
  2. (intransitive) to obtain money or property by fraudulent or deceitful methods

Translations

Noun

Singular
swindle

Plural
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  1. an instance of swindling

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